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It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
With a divisive Brexit policy and no majority, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May cannot afford to get his choice of enforcer wrong.
Demand for working-age social care is rising fast — this isn't a problem for the elderly alone.
The first decline since the Aids crisis may not be a decline at all.
The revival of the long-standing Scottish liberal tradition could help thwart the SNP's bid for independence.
MPs on the party's ruling National Executive Committee forced a change to the "leading and confusing" question the Labour leadership had hoped to put to members.
The big development is the proposal that parliament's new grievance process will be opened up to previous employees of MPs and the House and not merely current staff.
Plus, Trump abandons planned citizenship census question, UK prisoners to be rewarded for good behaviour.
As activists put pressure on the party to scrap Eton and its rivals, why has the party never truly challenged these elitist establishments?
The frontrunner's camp believe that Tory MPs would prefer to accept leaving the EU without an agreement than endure the political pain of seeking to prevent it.
Condemnations and apologies over endemic discrimination are no longer sufficient.